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Seahawks beat Cowboys 21-12 in playoff elimination game

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) Russell Wilson didn't have to do much to keep alive Seattle's hopes for a sixth straight trip to the playoffs, despite the return of star Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott from a six-game suspension.

Justin Coleman put the Seahawks in front for good with a 30-yard interception return for a touchdown , and Seattle beat the Cowboys 21-12 in a playoff elimination game Sunday.

Dak Prescott threw two interceptions and the Dallas offense didn't score a touchdown despite the reunion with his backfield mate, the one he shared a remarkable rookie season with a year ago when Cowboys had an NFC-best 13 wins.

Now Dallas (8-7) is eliminated from the postseason with the end of its three-game winning streak, and the Seahawks (9-6) still have life after Wilson threw for two touchdowns despite a career-low 93 yards passing.

''In these situations where it truly is a must-win game, we don't have to make anything up,'' receiver Doug Baldwin said. ''We're well-prepared for it. The process that we've gone through the whole season really helped us today.''

Coleman gave Seattle a 14-9 lead in the third quarter when he reached down to catch Prescott's badly overthrown pass to Elliott and ran untouched 30 yards for a touchdown.

It was the fourth pick-six of the season for Prescott, who threw just four interceptions last season when he was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year. He has 13 interceptions for the season.

The Seahawks were eliminated in the NFC West race by the Los Angeles Rams' 27-23 win at Tennessee. But they can still make the postseason with some help despite gaining just 136 total yards - their fewest since getting 135 in a 14-9 win over the St. Louis Rams in 2013.

Seattle's first two offensive touchdowns were set up by pass interference penalties in the end zone. The first was a 3-yarder to Jimmy Graham, the second a 6-yarder to Baldwin after running plays backed up the Seahawks both times.

The Cowboys, who lost their first three without Elliott before the winning streak, didn't take it easy on last year's NFL rushing leader after his six-week layoff, giving him 15 carries for 73 yards in the first half.

The longest carry was a 9-yarder as he averaged 4.7 per carry. Elliott, who was suspended on domestic violence allegations, finished with 97 yards on 24 carries.

But Dallas didn't give Elliott the ball with a first down at the Seattle 3 when trailing by nine points midway through the fourth quarter. After a Prescott run, a holding penalty on a pass play and the third sack of Prescott, Dan Bailey missed a 34-yarder.

Bailey, who had two 51-yarders among his four kicks, missed again in the closing seconds.

''It's hard to get over,'' said Prescott, who was 21 of 34 for 182 yards. ''I'm sure I'll get over it at some point. But right now's not the time. Didn't play well enough for us to win. Simple as that.''

Dallas receiver Dez Bryant dropped the first pass of the game and was caught on camera on the sideline yelling at former Cowboys receiver Miles Austin, now a staff member. Soon after, he fumbled after making a catch , setting up Wilson's scoring toss to Graham.

Wilson saved that scoring chance by recovering a fumble on a bad handoff on the previous play.

''I didn't have time to sense anything,'' Wilson said. ''The year on the line right there, with the ball on the ground. Whoever takes it, so I just leaped to get that ball.''

Bryant had another ball go off his hands on a throw behind him, and the tipped ball was intercepted by K.J. Wright to wipe out one of several promising Dallas scoring chances.

''I'm a little numb because the way we started, the good feeling, the uptick we had with Zeke coming back,'' owner Jerry Jones said. ''All of that, I thought that would rule the day today.''

MIMICKING ZEKE

Coleman repeated an Elliott antic from last season, when the Dallas running back jumped into a jumbo Salvation Army red kettle after a touchdown on Thanksgiving. Coleman got the same penalty, too - a 15-yarder for unsportsmanlike conduct.

WAY BACK

The Seahawks had 2 yards passing at halftime thanks in part to DeMarcus Lawrence's 22-yard sack of Wilson in the first half. Lawrence overpowered Germain Ifedi, forced Wilson to backtrack after he tried scrambling to his right and tackled Wilson as he tried to run away from him at the Seattle 8.

GRAHAM MILESTONE

Graham's second-quarter touchdown made him the first NFL tight end with at least 10 scoring catches in a season for two franchises. He did it three times with New Orleans and has 69 career TDs.

INJURIES

Cowboys: Five-time Pro Bowl LT Tyron Smith started despite a right knee injury that kept him out of practice most of the week. He came out after the first series, replaced by Byron Bell.

UP NEXT

Seahawks: Home against Arizona next Sunday.

Cowboys: At Philadelphia next Sunday.

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Key Players
R. Wilson 3 QB
93 PaYds, 2 PaTDs, 29 RuYds
17
FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
97 RuYds, 21 ReYds, 4 RECs
11
FPTS
Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 11:59
B.Walsh extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
plays
yds
pos
21
12
Touchdown 11:59
R.Wilson pass short left to D.Baldwin for 6 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
13
plays
79
yds
6:25
pos
20
12
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 8:36
D.Bailey 39 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
5
plays
44
yds
2:43
pos
14
12
Point After TD 11:19
B.Walsh extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
plays
yds
pos
14
9
Touchdown 11:19
D.Prescott pass short left intended for E.Elliott INTERCEPTED by J.Coleman at DAL 30. J.Coleman for 30 yards, TOUCHDOWN. PENALTY on SEA-J.Coleman, Unsportsmanlike Conduct, 15 yards, enforced between downs.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
13
9
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 0:03
D.Bailey 51 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
8
plays
49
yds
1:35
pos
7
9
Point After TD 1:38
B.Walsh extra point is GOOD, Center-T.Ott, Holder-J.Ryan.
plays
yds
pos
7
6
Touchdown 1:38
R.Wilson pass short left to J.Graham for 3 yards, TOUCHDOWN.
0
plays
0
yds
0:00
pos
6
6
Field Goal 5:48
D.Bailey 51 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
8
plays
30
yds
5:24
pos
0
6
Field Goal 14:11
D.Bailey 34 yard field goal is GOOD, Center-L.Ladouceur, Holder-C.Jones.
11
plays
42
yds
5:50
pos
0
3
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Team Stats
Time of Pos 27:10 32:50
1st Downs 15 21
Rushing 5 7
Passing 7 10
Penalty 3 4
3rd Down Conv 4-11 6-13
4th Down Conv 0-0 1-1
Total Net Yards 136 283
Total Plays 54 68
Avg Gain 2.5 4.2
Net Yards Rushing 76 128
Rush Attempts 30 30
Avg Rush Yards 2.5 4.3
Net Yards Passing 60 155
Comp. - Att. 14-21 21-34
Yards Per Pass 2.9 4.6
Sacked - Yards Lost 3-33 4-27
Penalties - Yards 11-142 7-75
Touchdowns 3 0
Rushing TDs 0 0
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 1 0
Turnovers 0 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-0 1-1
Int. Thrown 0 2
Punts - Avg 7-46.1 2-50.0
Return Yards 40 77
Punts - Returns 1-9 5-32
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 2-45
Int. - Returns 2-31 0-0
Kicking 3/3 4/6
Extra Points 3/3 0/0
Field Goals 0/0 4/6
Red Zone Eff. 2-2 -100% 0-2 -0%
Goal to Go Eff. 2-2 -100% 0-1 -0%
Safeties 0 0
1234T
Seahawks 9-6 077721
Cowboys 8-7 093012
60 PASS YDS 155
76 RUSH YDS 128
136 TOTAL YDS 283
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
R. Wilson 3 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
66.7% 93 2 0 107.8
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.3% 3762 32 11 94.7
R. Wilson 14/21 93 2 0 17
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
R. Wilson 3 QB
17
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
9 29 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
90 550 3
R. Wilson 9 29 0 14 17
M. Davis 39 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 25 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
58 192 0
M. Davis 15 25 0 8 3
T. Rawls 34 RB
2
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 20 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 149 0
T. Rawls 5 20 0 15 2
T. Lockett 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 2 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 58 0
T. Lockett 1 2 0 2 0
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Baldwin 89 WR
9
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 4 35 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 71 901 6
D. Baldwin 6 4 35 1 20 9
P. Richardson 10 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 2 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 44 703 6
P. Richardson 4 2 21 0 11 2
M. Davis 39 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
5 4 18 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 13 115 0
M. Davis 5 4 18 0 12 3
L. Willson 82 TE
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 2 9 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 15 153 4
L. Willson 2 2 9 0 8 0
T. Lockett 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 1 7 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 42 530 2
T. Lockett 2 1 7 0 7 0
J. Graham 88 TE
6
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
1 1 3 1
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 54 475 10
J. Graham 1 1 3 1 3 6
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
E. Thomas 29 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-6 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-31 2 0.0
E. Thomas 5-6 0.0 0 0
B. Wagner 54 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
94-36 2 1.0
B. Wagner 5-3 0.0 0 0
B. Maxwell 41 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-4 1 0.0
B. Maxwell 5-0 0.0 0 1
S. Griffin 26 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
44-9 0 1.0
S. Griffin 4-1 1.0 0 0
K. Wright 50 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
69-31 1 0.0
K. Wright 4-2 0.0 1 0
B. McDougald 30 DB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
50-22 0 0.0
B. McDougald 4-1 0.0 0 0
D. Jordan 95 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-7 0 3.0
D. Jordan 3-0 1.0 0 0
M. Bennett 72 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-14 0 8.0
M. Bennett 3-1 1.0 0 0
S. Richardson 91 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
25-16 1 1.0
S. Richardson 2-2 0.0 0 0
F. Clark 55 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-13 0 9.0
F. Clark 2-2 1.0 0 0
G. Smith 98 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-3 0 0.0
G. Smith 2-0 0.0 0 0
J. Coleman 28 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
30-10 2 1.0
J. Coleman 2-1 0.0 1 0
B. Jackson 67 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-3 0 0.0
B. Jackson 1-0 0.0 0 0
J. Reed 90 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
20-20 0 1.0
J. Reed 1-1 0.0 0 0
M. Wilhoite 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
19-8 1 0.0
M. Wilhoite 0-1 0.0 0 0
M. Smith 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
9-6 0 2.0
M. Smith 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
B. Walsh 7 K
3
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
0/0 3/3
SEASON FG XP
20/27 34/35
B. Walsh 0/0 0 3/3 3
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
J. Ryan 9 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
7 46.1 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
84 45.2 27
J. Ryan 7 46.1 1 54
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
T. Lockett 16 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 9.0 9 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
32 6.2 21 0
T. Lockett 1 9.0 9 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT FPTS
D. Prescott 4 QB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.8% 182 0 2 51.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
63.3% 3146 21 13 86.7
D. Prescott 21/34 182 0 2 5
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG FPTS
E. Elliott 21 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
24 97 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
215 880 7
E. Elliott 24 97 0 9 11
D. Prescott 4 QB
5
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 21 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 341 6
D. Prescott 4 21 0 13 5
R. Smith 45 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
2 10 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
55 232 4
R. Smith 2 10 0 5 3
Receiving TAR REC YDS TD LG FPTS
D. Bryant 88 WR
2
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
6 3 44 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 66 815 6
D. Bryant 6 3 44 0 33 2
T. Williams 83 WR
4
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
4 4 43 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 51 563 0
T. Williams 4 4 43 0 17 4
J. Witten 82 TE
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
9 5 39 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 61 543 5
J. Witten 9 5 39 0 11 3
R. Smith 45 RB
3
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 3 23 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 19 202 1
R. Smith 3 3 23 0 10 3
E. Elliott 21 RB
11
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
7 4 21 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 23 231 2
E. Elliott 7 4 21 0 9 11
C. Beasley 11 WR
1
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
3 2 12 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 36 314 4
C. Beasley 3 2 12 0 6 1
N. Brown 85 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME TGT REC YDS TD
2 0 0 0
SEASON TGT REC YDS TD
- 4 33 0
N. Brown 2 0 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT FF
S. Lee 50 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
7-7 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
64-30 1 0.0
S. Lee 7-7 0.0 0 0
J. Heath 38 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
61-8 3 0.0
J. Heath 3-0 0.0 0 0
D. Lawrence 90 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
35-23 0 14.0
D. Lawrence 2-0 1.0 0 0
T. Crawford 98 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
17-9 0 4.0
T. Crawford 2-1 0.0 0 0
T. Charlton 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
14-3 0 3.0
T. Charlton 2-0 1.0 0 0
C. Awuzie 33 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
12-11 0 0.0
C. Awuzie 2-3 0.0 0 0
J. Lewis 27 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
46-6 1 0.0
J. Lewis 2-0 0.0 0 0
A. Hitchens 59 MLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
53-29 0 0.0
A. Hitchens 2-2 0.0 0 0
B. Mayowa 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
13-8 0 1.0
B. Mayowa 2-0 1.0 0 0
M. Collins 96 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
10-11 0 2.0
M. Collins 1-2 0.0 0 0
B. Jones 31 FS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
51-25 1 0.0
B. Jones 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Wilson 57 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
21-14 0 1.0
D. Wilson 1-2 0.0 0 0
D. Jones 58 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
7-5 0 0.0
D. Jones 1-2 0.0 0 0
X. Woods 25 SS
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
31-9 1 0.0
X. Woods 1-1 0.0 0 0
D. Ross 68 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
D. Ross 1-1 0.0 0 0
J. Smith 54 OLB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
47-31 0 1.0
J. Smith 0-1 0.0 0 0
A. Brown 30 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
42-8 2 0.0
A. Brown 0-1 0.0 0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
D. Bailey 5 K
12
FPTS
IN-GAME FG XP
4/6 0/0
SEASON FG XP
15/19 26/27
D. Bailey 4/6 51 0/0 12
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
C. Jones 6 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
2 50.0 1
SEASON NO AVG IN20
58 44.0 30
C. Jones 2 50.0 1 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Switzer 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 22.5 27 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
23 25.5 61 0
R. Switzer 2 22.5 27 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
R. Switzer 10 WR
0
FPTS
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
5 6.4 11 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
28 8.7 83 1
R. Switzer 5 6.4 11 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:06 SEA 31 3:31 8 22 Punt
6:06 SEA 1 1:05 3 0 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:11 SEA 25 2:59 5 6 Punt
5:48 SEA 25 1:38 3 -17 Punt
4:02 DAL 43 2:24 5 43 TD
0:03 SEA 25 0:03 1 -2 Half
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 SEA 25 3:01 5 9 Punt
8:36 SEA 25 2:05 3 1 Punt
3:24 SEA 21 6:25 13 79 TD
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
5:39 SEA 24 2:59 6 5 Punt
1:00 SEA 38 1:00 2 -2 Game
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 DAL 25 0:54 3 2 Punt
10:35 DAL 7 4:29 10 43 Punt
5:01 DAL 42 5:50 11 42 FG
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:12 DAL 37 5:24 8 30 FG
4:10 DAL 35 0:08 1 8 Fumble
1:38 DAL 18 1:35 8 49 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:59 DAL 26 0:40 2 3 INT
11:19 DAL 35 2:43 5 44 FG
6:31 DAL 31 3:07 6 44 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
11:59 DAL 25 6:20 12 59 FG Miss
2:40 DAL 39 1:40 8 31 FG Miss